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Why Australian settlers hid shoes

Friday 16th of March 2012, 0:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why Australian settlers hid shoes in their homes
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Dog-nappers put pet owners on high alert in Thailand

Friday 16th of March 2012, 0:15
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai fears over dogs destined to be eaten
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Syria and Libya: Two paths to freedom

Friday 16th of March 2012, 0:27
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

Why have Syria and Libya's uprisings unfolded so differently?
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VIDEO: Robinson's video letter from America

Friday 16th of March 2012, 0:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The BBC political editor Nick Robinson has spent the last few days in the US as the Camerons and the Obamas got together. He sent a video diary of a very American week.
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VIDEO: Pro-Assad rally in Syrian capital

Friday 16th of March 2012, 0:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Thousands of Syrians gathered in the capital Damascus for a rally supporting leader President Bashar al-Assad.
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Bolivia judge guided by coca leaf

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:07
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A Bolivian judge resist pressure to resign despite a public outcry after he admitted "reading" coca leaf to help him make decisions.
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Indonesia presses UK over waste

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:14
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Indonesia has asked the UK to take back 1,800 tonnes of suspected contaminated waste, the Environment Agency reveals.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka anger at UN resolution

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

Sri Lankan government supporters have held a rally to protest against US plans to table a resolution critical of the country at the UN Human Rights Council.
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'Pink slime' off US school menu

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

The US agriculture department relaxes its rules on beef products for school meals, allowing schools to avoid lean mince commonly called "pink slime".
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VIDEO: Belgium crash survivors return home

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:54
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Survivors of the devastating coach crash in Switzerland, which killed 22 children, are returning home.
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Chile students resume protests

Friday 16th of March 2012, 1:56
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Protesters clash with riot police in Chile's capital, Santiago, as students resume demonstrations to demand radical educational reform.
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VIDEO: Long hours for China's iPad makers

Friday 16th of March 2012, 3:18
related countries: China China

Workers who make iPad parts in one factory in China say that low wages mean they have little choice but to work excessively long hours.
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Djokovic secures semi-final place

Friday 16th of March 2012, 4:38
related countries: India India

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Spaniard Nicolas Almagro to reach the last four in Indian Wells.
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UK hits back over Falklands oil

Friday 16th of March 2012, 4:43
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK criticises Argentina's threats of court action over Falkland Islands oil exploration, calling its behaviour "illegal intimidation".
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VIDEO: Dogs that escaped the dinner plate

Friday 16th of March 2012, 4:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Authorities in Thailand say that in the last six months they have rescued 2,000 dogs destined for the dinner tables of south east Asia.
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Hungary premier Orban lambasts EU

Friday 16th of March 2012, 5:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launches a scathing attack on the European Union, accusing it of treating the country as a colony.
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India's thriving 'hereditary democracy'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 5:26
related countries: India India

'Hereditary democracy' alive and well in India
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Search on after NZ boat accident

Friday 16th of March 2012, 5:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A fishing boat capsizes off New Zealand's southern coast and rescue operations are still ongoing for the missing passengers, local media report.
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Is India's lack of toilets a cultural problem?

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:02
related countries: India India

Is the lack of toilets in India a cultural issue?
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Schumacher tops second practice

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:23
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Aruba Aruba

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher sets the pace in a damp second practice at the Australian GP after McLaren topped the first.
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Home care for elderly 'shocking'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The standards of care provided to the elderly in their home in the UK has been labelled "shocking and disgraceful" by the consumer group Which?
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Death of battered Indian toddler

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:43
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A severely battered baby girl admitted to hospital in January in the Indian capital, Delhi, dies of a cardiac arrest.
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Brains of killer honeybees probed

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Scientists in Japan measure the brain activity of honeybees as they form a killer swarm around their worst enemy, the giant hornet.
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Havana church protesters evicted

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A group of Cuban dissidents who had occupied a church in Havana ahead of the Pope's visit have been removed from the building.
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China detains UK bank employee

Friday 16th of March 2012, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

A Standard Chartered Bank employee is detained by Chinese authorities as part of a probe against one of her clients.
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N Korea launch plan prompts fears

Friday 16th of March 2012, 8:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it will launch a satellite on a rocket in April, a move condemned by South Korea and Japan as violation of UN resolutions.
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Depardieu on 'smug' Strauss-Kahn

Friday 16th of March 2012, 9:34
related countries: France France

French actor Gerard Depardieu reveals he signed up to play former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn because he is "arrogant and smug".
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Thorpe suffers blow in London bid

Friday 16th of March 2012, 9:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ian Thorpe fails to make the 200m freestyle final at the Australian trials, and he must now hope to qualify in the 100m free.
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Air Berlin losses widen in 2011

Friday 16th of March 2012, 10:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin, reports worse-than-expected losses for 2011 as it continues its efforts to downsize.
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Deadly helicopter crash in Kabul

Friday 16th of March 2012, 10:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey
related places: Kabul

A Turkish army Sikorsky helicopter falls on an Afghan house in Kabul, killing at least 12 Turkish soldiers and two children.
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Groupon given deadline to improve

Friday 16th of March 2012, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Voucher company Groupon has been given three months to improve the way it operates in the UK following "widespread" breaches of consumer protection rules.
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Tendulkar hits his 100th hundred

Friday 16th of March 2012, 11:07
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
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Moldova finally elects president

Friday 16th of March 2012, 11:14
related countries: Moldova Moldova

An independent judge, Nicolae Timofti, is elected president of Moldova in a parliamentary vote, ending nearly three years of political stalemate.
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VIDEO: US firemen mark festival with blazes

Friday 16th of March 2012, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

Greater New York City fire department helped Iranians celebrate their festival of fire safely in the open.
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Assad father-in-law defends Homs

Friday 16th of March 2012, 11:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad compares the Syrian army's actions in Homs to the UK police's response to the London riots.
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AUDIO: The moment Tendulkar made history

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:12
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
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Greece recovers more in lost tax

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece has collected almost 1bn euros ($1.3bn; £830m) in back taxes, still a fraction of the amount outstanding, a European official says.
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First Somali advance from capital

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali government troops, backed by African Union forces, have for the first time seized an area outside the capital Mogadishu from the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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Nazi looted art must be returned

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:35
related countries: Germany Germany

A Jewish man wins his fight against a German museum for the return of thousands of rare posters stolen from his father by the Nazis in 1938.
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Afghan accused 'loath to serve'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Seattle

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghans at the weekend had been unhappy to be sent to serve in Afghanistan, a Seattle lawyer says.
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UN team to join Syria aid mission

Friday 16th of March 2012, 12:55
related countries: Syria Syria

On the first anniversary of Syria's uprising against Bashar al-Assad's regime, the UN announces it will participate in a humanitarian mission this weekend.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee exodus continues

Friday 16th of March 2012, 13:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Refugees from the conflict in Syria are continuing to flock into neighbouring Turkey.
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Future Norway attacks 'possible'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 13:45
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's domestic intelligence agency warns that future Anders Behring Breivik-style attacks are possible, saying it had no way of uncovering his plot.
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Failed Icelandic bank to pay out

Friday 16th of March 2012, 13:48
related countries: Iceland Iceland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 50 local authorities in the UK are set to be paid back funds lost when the Icelandic bank Glitnir failed in 2008.
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India budget is upbeat on economy

Friday 16th of March 2012, 14:01
related countries: India India

India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveils the country's annual budget, saying that the economy is turning around.
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Osborne plans TV drama tax breaks

Friday 16th of March 2012, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Big budget TV dramas such as Downton Abbey could be offered 25% tax breaks for filming in the UK, the chancellor is expected to announce in Wednesday's budget.
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Wales want to win it for Davies

Friday 16th of March 2012, 14:59
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mervyn Davies' death gives Wales added motivation for Saturday's Grand Slam tilt against France, says backs coach Robert Howley.
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Eritrea 'will not fight Ethiopia'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 15:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea says it will not retaliate after Ethiopia's cross-border raid on Thursday, easing fears of a new conflict between the long-time rivals.
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E Timor set for presidency poll

Friday 16th of March 2012, 15:20
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor goes to the polls this weekend for the first round of its presidential election, in a year that marks a decade of independence.
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Swiss woman seized in west Yemen

Friday 16th of March 2012, 15:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Yemen Yemen

A Swiss woman is kidnapped in Yemen, Yemeni and Swiss officials say, but it is unclear whether tribesmen or militants are behind it.
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Iranians sought for Delhi attack

Friday 16th of March 2012, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel, India India
related places: Delhi

Police in India say they have issued arrest warrants for three Iranians who allegedly planned the February attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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Zimbabwe Mujuru inquest 'failure'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A lawyer for the family of Zimbabwe's ex-military chief Solomon Mujuru says the official inquiry into his death has not achieved anything.
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Syria Turks urged to return home

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Turkey urges its citizens to leave Syria, citing serious security risks, as international envoy Kofi Annan briefs the UN about the latest peace moves.
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Belgium remembers crash victims

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Belgium Belgium

Belgium holds a day of mourning to remember the victims of the coach crash in a Swiss tunnel in which 22 schoolchildren and six adults died.
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North Korea rocket plan condemned

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Regional neighbours and the US call North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite a breach of UN resolutions and a grave provocation.
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China microblog rules take effect

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:44
related countries: China China

Millions of microblog users in China face new registration rules, as authorities try to prevent the spread of what they call "unfounded" rumours.
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VIDEO: Tendulkar breaks cricket record

Friday 16th of March 2012, 16:48
related countries: India India

India's "Little Master" Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
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VIDEO: Pashmina goat 'cloned for first time'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 17:05
related countries: India India

Scientists in Indian-administered Kashmir claim they have successfully cloned the first Himalayan goat which produces the famed pashmina wool.
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France killings spark uniform ban

Friday 16th of March 2012, 17:37
related countries: France France

Service personnel in south-west France are reportedly told not to wear military uniforms outside barracks, after paratroopers are shot dead in Montauban and Toulouse.
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Annan seeks Syria monitor mission

Friday 16th of March 2012, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, Kofi Annan, says he is sending a team to Damascus to discuss setting up a new international monitoring mission.
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Bedouin 'end Sinai monitor siege'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 18:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Armed Bedouin demonstrators in Egypt's Sinai peninsula lift their siege of a base used by foreign peacekeepers, security sources say.
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UK boy among Swiss crash victims

Friday 16th of March 2012, 18:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British boy is among 28 people - 22 of them children - killed when a coach hit the wall of a Swiss tunnel returning from a school skiing trip.
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Fiat plants shut over fuel strike

Friday 16th of March 2012, 19:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian carmaker Fiat halts production at all five of its plants in its home country, as it struggles to cope with a transport strike.
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New Hariri tribunal charge denied

Friday 16th of March 2012, 19:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A judge at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri refuses to expand the charges.
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Guilty verdict for US webcam spy

Friday 16th of March 2012, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

A US student who used a webcam to secretly film his room-mate in a gay encounter is found guilty of hate crime and invasion of privacy.
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Apple factory radio show 'lied'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 20:43
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Apple

The producers of a hit US radio show that criticised working conditions at Apple's Chinese suppliers admit the show contained fabrications.
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Clooney freed after Sudan arrest

Friday 16th of March 2012, 21:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Actor George Clooney is arrested at a protest outside Sudan's US embassy in an effort to highlight concerns over conflict with South Sudan.
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VIDEO: US 'not co-operating' over deaths

Friday 16th of March 2012, 21:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the US of not fully co-operating with the investigation into the killing of 16 civilians by a rogue American soldier.
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Chavez flies home after cancer op

Friday 16th of March 2012, 21:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venzuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is on his way home from Cuba after treatment for a recurrence of cancer.
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Brazil military rule case blocked

Friday 16th of March 2012, 22:14
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian judge rejects the first ever attempt to charge a former army officer for crimes committed during the country's military rule.
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Karzai chides US on deaths probe

Friday 16th of March 2012, 22:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sunday

Afghan President Hamid Karzai accuses the US of not fully co-operating with a probe into the massacre of 16 civilians by a US serviceman.
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Vatican opens media leaks probe

Friday 16th of March 2012, 22:39
related countries: Italy Italy

The Vatican opens a rare criminal investigation into unauthorised leaks to the Italian media of confidential documents.
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Alcohol not factor in Swiss crash

Friday 16th of March 2012, 22:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Belgium Belgium

There were no traces of alcohol in the blood of the driver of the Belgian coach that crashed in Switzerland killing 28 people, an autopsy reveals.
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Violent clashes shake Libya city

Friday 16th of March 2012, 23:02
related countries: Libya Libya

Clashes at a rally calling for a semi-autonomous region in Libya have left one person dead in the eastern city of Benghazi, reports say.
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VIDEO: 'Space' skydiver's test jump a success

Friday 16th of March 2012, 23:21
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has successfully completed a test jump from 71,500ft (22km) above New Mexico, before he attempts the highest skydive in history later this year.
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Sachs letter 'could change bank'

Friday 16th of March 2012, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

A letter calling Goldman Sachs "toxic" could prompt the US investment bank to take more care of clients, a senior executive tells the BBC.
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